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Here's a good article I found while perusing the net.

Many lawmakers suffer from what Nobel Economist Friedrich Hayek called a "fatal conceit." (In this case, the "fatal conceit" is not metaphoric, but is literally fatal to schoolchildren.) These law-makers believe they can alter the world merely by their God-like pronouncements. However, these legislators fail to realize that their social-control laws won't stop criminals but will only lead to unintended bad consequences, such as preventing law-abiding citizens from defending themselves and the children under their care.
That's my favorite quote in the article, and what I would like to stress here. Laws simply react to things. Mankind has had laws against murder since the beginning of time, yet people still get murdered. Those laws only stay on the books to prescribe the response to such acts.

Basically, laws prevent nothing. They only react. So banning guns won't get us anywhere, except to prescribe a response to an action that shouldn't be illegal in the first place.

Lastly, anyone who believes gun control is anything more than having two hands on their weapon is an idiot who needs to read the Constitution. And anytime there's a massacre in a place that doesn't allow law abiding citizens to arm themselves, that blood is on their hands.

I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but the article is still a good, short read.
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